Food Grade Buckets

"Do you want to store food and prepare for the apocalypse? We can help with that. Food grade buckets are FDA-approved food grade containers. They're made with low melt high-density polyethylene HDPE food grade plastic. This process makes the best quality buckets for food safe storage and impact strength. Food storage buckets are constructed with reinforced rim rings to prevent pail distortion. Storage bucket walls are uniformly thick for optimum stacking strength. The tapered design allows for easy separation and maximum storage. Proudly made in the USA, these food grade containers are BPA free.

In a small space you can store a lot of food with a very long shelf life and you can reuse the buckets as many times as you want. For food storage you must have an air tight seal which is especially important if you are not planning on using Mylar bags. Our gamma lid creates an airtight seal for the 5 and 2.5 gallon food grade buckets.

These buckets are also solvent resistant and safe to use with home and industry chemicals like paint, varnishes, concrete, sealants, and asphalt coatings. When you're done for the work day simply seal with a snap-on lid. It's important to remember that when you put a chemical into HDPE plastic it will absorb the chemical which will leach into any food you place in the bucket later. Always store food in new food grade buckets."

1 Gallon Plastic Bucket
1 Gallon Plastic Bucket
7 5/8" tall
$2.99

Item #: C6276083
1 Gallon Bucket With Lid
1 Gallon Bucket With Lid
7 5/8" tall
$4.48

Item #: C6276083 & C7994007
2 Gallon Plastic Bucket
2 Gallon Plastic Bucket
9 5/8" tall
$4.49   

Item #: C9352261
2 Gallon Bucket With Tear-Strip Lid
2 Gallon Bucket With Tear-Strip Lid
9 5/8" tall
$8.98   

Item #: C9352261 & C9352261
3.5 Gallon Plastic Bucket
3.5 Gallon Plastic Bucket
110 7/8" tall
$4.99   

Item #: C6155816
3.5 Gallon Bucket With Snap Lid
3.5 Gallon Bucket With Snap Lid
10 7/8" tall
$7.48   

Item #: C6155816 & C6035067
3.5 Gallon Bucket With Gamma Lid
3.5 Gallon Bucket With Gamma Lid
10 7/8" tall
$14.48   

Item #: C6155816 & C7385479
5 Gallon Bucket
5 Gallon Bucket
13 5/8" tall
$4.99   

Item #: C6409445
5 Gallon Bucket With Snap Lid
5 Gallon Bucket With Snap Lid
13 5/8" tall
$7.48   

Item #: C6409445 & C6035067
5 Gallon Bucket With Gamma Lid
5 Gallon Bucket With Gamma Lid
13 5/8" tall
$14.48   

Item #: C6409445 & C7385479

Food Grade Bucket Knowledge Base

  • Are food storage buckets BPA free?
  • Yes, all food grade buckets are BPA Free. Food storage buckets are made with #2 HDPE plastic and BPA is found only in #7 plastic products.

  • Long Term Food Storage
  • If you're going to spend time and money storing food you better make sure you're doing it properly! Storing food in food grade buckets is ideal. You can fit around 30 pounds of dry food inside a 5 gallon bucket. They're sturdy for stackable storage and they come with airtight lids to keep food fresher longer. To eat for a year, you need 24 standard 5 gallon buckets of food.

    1. Food grade buckets keep out pests, moisture, light and oxygen for long term food storage.
    2. A mylar bag can be used as a liner for an extra layer of protections.
    3. Label the bucket with contents. You don't want to open buckets to find out what's inside.
    4. Try oxygen absorbers
    5. Store buckets a few inches off the ground.

  • What is Food Grade Plastic?
  • When it comes to plastic buckets the biggest question is always, "is it food grade?" You can find the type of any plastic by looking for a triangle - usually on the bottom - with a number inside. Most plastic buckets have a #2 inside the small triangle. #2 means the bucket is made with HDPE plastic. Most of these buckets are food grade but sometimes not.

    When dye is added to the plastic it is no longer a USDA approved food grade bucket. Recycled HDPE plastic sometimes restricts a bucket manufacturer from achieving the USDA food grade approval. When anything besides food like paints and chemicals go into the bucket, they are no longer safe to store food. Always buy new food grade buckets.

    #2 plastic is always BPA free.

  • What is a Food Grade Bucket?
  • How do you know if your bucket is food grade? It is easy to check! First, find the recycling symbol. The USDA approves only #2 HDPE high-density polyethylene plastic as food grade. Molecules of this plastic are close together making it more stable and less permeable than other plastics. The bucket is the best build because it's the most rugged type of plastic.

    In addition no dye can be added. No colored plastic buckets are food grade - only white ones. Click for more specific information on what food grade plastic is.